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XyZspineZyX
08-24-2003, 05:46 PM
1. Is posible to add options to using own letters of sqadrons codes. Ie. british has only one sqadron (RS) in singles self made missions.

2. I can't open canopy now. Only remove it when bail out. Why we can't open it when/or after landing. Please add this option. Regards.

XyZspineZyX
08-24-2003, 05:46 PM
1. Is posible to add options to using own letters of sqadrons codes. Ie. british has only one sqadron (RS) in singles self made missions.

2. I can't open canopy now. Only remove it when bail out. Why we can't open it when/or after landing. Please add this option. Regards.

XyZspineZyX
08-24-2003, 08:00 PM
To answer your 1st question, it's not possible to add your own Squadron letters.The best solution is to switch off ingame markings and add them yourself, that's what both our Squadrons (No 1 & No 601) has done.Each pilot has his own plane ID, mine being UF-H.Or try and find a decent Squadron skin that catches your fancy and download it at http://www.il2skins.com
Hope this helps.



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XyZspineZyX
08-25-2003, 11:45 AM
Hi, thx for answer. Although I'know that and agree, but if you fly in squad (like you) it's no problem - every have own plane with own skin. I mean about selfmade single player missions. Is realy difficult use 18 different skins for one squadron. That better will be use just different code letter for blank skins. Maybe as new option in future patch? Opened canopy is also my request for future.

XyZspineZyX
08-25-2003, 09:44 PM
We have the same problem i really wish this were possible in the arming screen. but like our RAF freinds we have to paint our on codes on the air craft. ours are
(1941 to 1944) H34 through H66. After 1944 they droped the H
from the side of the ac and just flew the numbers 34 through 66 & moved them to the tail. Kinda a pain in the A$$ having to sets of squad skins for all the ac's we fly.
one Olive Green with white tails & yellow cowls. {early}
and Bare metal with white tails & red white & blue tail striping {Late 1944-} but painting them on does seem to be the only option.


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XyZspineZyX
08-26-2003, 02:45 AM
Actualy you can change squadron letters of custom emblems, at least for Germany and possibly also for other countries.
I guess try it out to see if this works for other countries also. /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

Use notepad to open the properties file that corresponds with the unit emblem you want to make changes to.
You will see text like this:

country = DE
id = F1
gruppeNumber = 3
short = 7./St.G 77
info = 7. Staffel, Stukageschwader 77

You can change the ID to whichever two letter/number combination you want, and add the other info as well.

PS: Copperhead: You were the person that made the USAAF embelms werent you?

When I open a random properties file I see this:

country = US
id = ZZ
gruppeNumber = 1
short = 8thAF 4thFG 334thFS
info = 8th Air Force/4thFighter Group/334th Fighter Squadron

Lettering will show up on the aircraft, given that it is a bomber. (Stuka, IL2, some Bf109s etc.)
just change "ZZ" to the appropriate letter code.

I hope it works on the P-47 for y'all; Having to make so many custom skins must be a gigantic PITA.

I hope this helps a bit.
FWIW.


Message Edited on 08/25/0308:59PM by StG77_Fritz_X

XyZspineZyX
08-26-2003, 05:28 AM
After you get the template or skin you want, it takes five minutes to change the letters. If anyone wants something special, I'll be happy to help. Write to me at ...

Falcon@fighting-irish.org

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